One of the best sources for gear knowledge is your local outfitter. They should help you find just the right piece of gear and help with any sizing issues. They usually also offer great recommendations for local hikes.
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Local Iowa Camping Stores
3022 E. 53rd Street Davenport, IA 52807 (563) 441-9488
9761 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50325 (515) 226-9345
138 South Clinton Iowa City, IA 52240 (319) 337-9444
Ames Outdoor Gear
4723 West Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 (515) 292-2276